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I want to know if TF2 taunt kills can be done during the heat of battle.

I have looked it up TF2 wiki but I cannot find anything satisfactory. The closest thing is a YT demo of a Scout stunning a Sniper, pointing to the sky and then kill him with a bat.

Any videos of live game taunt kills would be nice. Thanks.

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In one video I saw, the spy was camping a teleporter and mass-taunting people coming out of it. –  DrFish Jul 11 '12 at 15:45

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My best advice is to predict where the enemy is going to go. For example, if an enemy was going down the vents in Turbine, you may want wait behind a bend and initiate your taunt kill, so that it will hit the enemy when he turns the corner.

Here is one taunt kill I got:

When I saw the Soldier coming up the path at about 7 seconds (it's a little hard to see him, he appears from under my gun), I retreated and waited behind where he was going to pop out of, and taunted.

If your goal is specifically to get a taunt kill, you may want to favor certain classes. Heavy has the fastest taunt kill, with Pyro's Hadouken slightly slower than the Heavy's.

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But you missed the spy! –  Raven Dreamer Jul 16 '11 at 7:12
Ahaha yeah, I only noticed him when I went to edit the replay. –  Kevin Y Jul 16 '11 at 7:19
"Heavy has the fastest taunt kill, with Pyro's Hadouken slightly slower than the Heavy's." <-- Actually, isn't the Sniper's taunt kill the fastest? –  user2974 Jul 16 '11 at 7:28
Medic's is pretty fast too, I think. –  Raven Dreamer Jul 16 '11 at 7:48
@Kevin Y: "your goal" Yes, I was thinking of getting some achievements that way. One viable situation I can think up is where 2 players cornered a lone enemy (Scout or Engineer) and both perform taunt kills. It could backfire though, giving the enemy a double-kill. ;D –  Augustus Thoo Jul 16 '11 at 9:30

If you like to use the scout, and you have the sandman and the bonk energy drink, you can always drink your bonk and then taunt with your sandman to be sure you won't get killed.

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thanks that's nice from you :) –  devil_tommie Jul 22 '11 at 12:23

Another idea might be to do this. If you're being chased, and you think you can time it right, round a corner, wait if necessary, then perform the taunt. I've seen this done many times before, but that doesn't mean you'll get it. Remember, practice makes perfect!

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